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Hylas 46 - SOLD

£299,950 GBP

Very high level blue water specification

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Lying: United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer / modelHylas 46 - SOLD
DesignerGerman Frers
New or usedUsed
Price£299,950 GBP
Tax / VAT statusPaid / included
Price commentVery high level blue water specification
LyingSolent, United Kingdom


Length overall14.09 m
Length waterline12.20 m
Beam4.18 m
Draft1.97 m
Displacement13,600 kg
KeelFin keel


EngineYanmar 4JH4-TE 75hp
Engine hours2,650 hours
Fuel capacity491 litres


Number of berths6
Number of cabins2
Drinking water capacity653 litres


Hylas 46 For Sale.

Sorry, unfortunately this yacht is now SOLD

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The Hylas 46 has it all, elegance, performance, style and beautifully built.

And this one really does have it all. ADINA is absolutely bristling with equipment for blue water and extended sailing.

Delivered at the end of 2008 as a 2009 model and with a very full options list, she was lightly used around the Solent and English Channel ahead of a planned ‘big trip’ by her then owners. Sadly, a change of circumstance cut the plans short. ADINA was then sold to her current owners who have completed a well-documented circumnavigation starting in 2013 and taking in many countries including the Galapagos, French Polynesia, Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Madagascar and South Africa.

Yachts like ADINA rarely come up for sale. With the best part of half a million pounds invested in her commissioning and continued expenditure throughout her current ownership in terms of maintenance and upgrades, her extremely reasonable asking price represents an unmissable opportunity for anyone looking to take on an ARC, World ARC, independent bluewater cruising or simply comfortable warm-weather liveaboard cruising.

Full details are in the specification section but highlights include:

• Push-button cutter rig with electric in-mast furling, electric genoa furler and electric winches
• North Sails NPL Tour Norlam Xi laminate sails
• 4.5kw DC generator
• Hydrogenerator
• Solar panels
• Watermaker
• Air-conditioning
• Iridium Go! satellite phone
• Preparation for SSB with Pactor modem
• Coppercoat antifoul
• Bowthruster
• Full navigation suite including AIS
• Large separated fridge and freezer compartments

Lying: Solent UK.



RCD Status:

• Our understanding is that the yacht is fully compliant with the European Union's Recreational Craft Directive (CE-marking) and is categorised A (unrestricted offshore).

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

• Solid hand-laid fibreglass layup with no core and using vinylester resins and Isophthalic gelcoats

• Twaron (Aramid - Kevlar) reinforcement for impact resistance

• The hull is laid up with epoxy barrier coats below the waterline for optimal protection against osmosis

• White gelcoat hull finish with pale blue boot top and strake lines

• The deck is laid in hand-picked teak planking white gelcoat and contrasting grey non-skid in non-teaked areas

• Teak raised bulwark with inset stainless steel fairleads

• Teak laid cockpit sole and cockpit seating

• Solid GRP fibreglass in all areas of deck for deck fittings and stress area

• Watertight collision bulkhead forward of forward cabin with independent overboard drainage

• Watertight stern sections across aft lazarettes and stern locker

• Teak-laid bathing platform steps inset to transom

• Coppercoat multi-season antifouling system

• Jaycar Power ultrasonic antifouling fore and aft

• All thru hull fittings are solid bronze and all bonded

Keel & Rudder:

• Solid lead long fin keel with bulbed profile

• 1.5 inch stainless steel keel bolts cast-in

• Semi-skegged GRP rudder for optimal performance, strength and protection

• The bottom of rudder plane is above the keel plane for grounding safety, although the tip of the rudder is designed to safely 'break off' in the event of a serious grounding


Engine & gearbox:

• Yanmar 4JH4-TE 75hp 4 cylinder turbo diesel engine

• Cockpit controls and complete alarm system

• Freshwater cooling system via raw water intake and heat exchanger

• Yanmar KM4A reduction gearbox with 2.65/1 reduction

• Morse single lever control system to protect against high RPM gear shifting

• Dual Racor 120gph fuel filtration system allowing independent filter and bypass system

• Electric oil change pump built in as standard

• 12vDC engine room blowers with control at helm

Maintenance and Performance:

• Approx engine hours: approx 2,613 hours as of July 2017

• Date of last engine service: June 2017

• January 2017 servicing of injectors & turbocharger by Yanmar engineers

• Cruising speed: 6.5 knots (for maximum range) - 7.5 knots (standard cruising revs)

• Max speed 8 knots

Propulsion & Steering:

• Max-prop VP 22”x14” 3-bladed feathering propeller

• Rope cutter

• 38mm stainless steel propeller shaft

• Vetus flexible shaft coupling

• PSS non-drip shaft seal

• Side-Power 95kgf 12vDC bow thruster with joystick control at helm

• Lewmar pedestal with large diameter hide-covered stainless steel helm wheel with cable linkage to quadrant

• Emergency steering gear


Voltage systems:

• 12vDC domestic system with 220vAC via shore power, generator or inverter

Battery Banks:

• 1x 12v 210Ah engine and generator start AGM battery GPL-4DL - new in April 2013

• 2x 12v 255Ah service AGM batteries GPL-8DL & 1x 12V 210Ah service AGM battery GPL-4DL joined to supply 720Ah @ 12v - new in July 2014

• Battery parallel switch for engine and service battery banks

• Victron Technologies VE-Net battery monitoring system

• All batteries are isolated with a built in reverse isolation switch

• All batteries self-contained in their own storage boxes and strapped in place


• Victron Technologies Phoenix Multi-Plus 12vDC/3,000va/120Amp automatic charger/inverter

• Victron Technologies Phoenix multi-control for charger/inverter at chart table


• Yanmar 80Amp engine-mounted alternator for charging start battery

• Balmar 160Amp secondary high-output alternator for charging service battery banks

• Bamar Max-Charge MC-612 charge regulator


• Fischer Panda AGT DC 5000 4.5kw 12vDC generator

• Generator hours: 2360 hours as of July 2017

• Generator last serviced: June 2017

Other Electrical:

• Watt & Sea 300W Hydrogenerator with 970mm leg - new in June 2016 Custom-made stainless steel bracket on back step for mounting with through-deck plug for easy connect/disconnect as required Watt & Sea converter installed under chart table

• 2x 90W Shine semi-flexible solar panels zipped onto sprayhood

• Victron Energy BlueSolar charge controller MPPT 70/15 System fitted February 2016

• Marinco 32Amp 50Hz 230vAC shore power system

• 220vAC ring main with sockets throughout 12vDC socket x 4 at nav station, starboard saloon, helm and in cockpit

• Main AC/DC control panel with V, A & Hz meters


Fresh Water:

• Two independent 12vDC Jabsco freshwater pump systems with visual indication lights at AC/DC panel

• Manual freshwater pump, foot activated for freshwater accessed in the galley - new pump fitted November 2016

• Hot water supply via engine calorifier or 220vAC 1,500w immersion heater element in 10 US gallon powered by shorepower or inverter via generator

• Pressurised hot & cold water supplied to galley and heads

• Seagull IV filtered water supply to galley sink Hot & cold pressurised water supply to transom shower


• Horizon Safari 220vAC reverse-osmosis watermaker - new membrane fitted August 2016; pickled for storage

• Watermaker hours - 980 hours as of February 2017

Bilge Pumps:

• 12vDC automatic bilge pumps in aft lazarette with manual override at helm and two in main bilge with manual override at chart table

• Whale manual bilge pumps in cockpit sole

Grey & Black Water:

• Heads discharge outboard or to black water tanks via diverter valves

• Tankwatch 4 holding tank level monitors and discharge controls

• Blackwater holding tanks can discharge to sea or to land via s/s deck fillers

• All showers and sinks discharge directly outboard

• Hose pipe on reel and external dock filter with separate paper and carbon filters



• 3x stainless steel fuel tanks with combined capacity of 491 litres (108 gallons)

• Tank levels monitored by Tank Tender gauge

Fresh Water:

• 2x stainless steel water tanks with combined capacity of 653 litres (143 gallons)

• Tank levels monitored by Tank Tender gauge

Holding Tanks:

• 2x GRP blackwater holding tanks with individual capacities of 30 litres (6.6 gallons)


In Cockpit:

• Simrad NSO integrated network system

• Simrad GS15 GPS antenna

• Simrad Closed array mast-mounted radar scanner

• Simrad DI10 10" colour radar/plotter display

• Simrad OP40 display controller

• Simrad AP24 autopilot control

• 3x Simrad IS20 multi repeaters

• Simrad IS20 wind display

• New B&G anemometer fitted November 2015

• Simrad IS20 tack display

• Simrad IS20 rudder indicator

• Ritchie Powerdamp steering compass

At chart table:

• Simrad NSO nav computer - new June 2016

• Simrad DI15 15" colour radar/plotter display

• Simrad OP40 display controller

• Simrad NAIS-400 Class B AIS Transceiver - new June 2016

• Simrad AP24 autopilot control

• Simrad WR20 remote commander for autopilot

• Clipper Navtex digital navtex display - antenna removed and stored on board

Communications Equipment:

• Simrad RS87 VHF handset with DSC in cockpit with external speaker with second docking station and speaker at nav station

• Iridium Go! wifi satellite unit - installed in March 2015 with external antenna mounted on pushpit for improved signal

• Insulated backstay aerial for SSB (SSB transceiver not fitted) with AT-141 automatic antenna tuner (new July 2015)

• P4 Dragon DR-7X00 Pactor Modem

• VHF & AIS antennas and mast cables renewed in February 2016



• Force 10 stainless steel propane gimballed cooker with 3-burners, oven & grill

• 220vAC microwave combination oven

• Frigoboat top-opening fridge & freezers with backup engine-driven compressors

• Stainless steel deep bowl sink

• Seagull water purification system

• Knife rack built into worktop


• Sealand 12vDC Vacuflush electric marine heads fore and aft

• Basins & showers with hot & cold water supply

• 12vDC pump out for showers

Heating & Ventilation:

• Cruisair reverse-cycle air-conditioning/heating in forward cabin, saloon and aft cabin with 220vAC pump

• 12vDC ventilation fans throughout interior

• Manship stainless steel opening deckhead hatches

• Stainless steel dorade cowls on forward coachroof and aft deck coachroof with crash-bars for forward dorade cowls; blanking plates for dorades.

• Stainless steel-framed windows and opening side-ports throughout


• 12vDC LED lights inset to deckhead with additional lights in engine bay

• Dedicated chart light at chart table

• 12vDC LED light strip fitted on sprayhood to provide cockpit lighting

• 12vDC Honeywell siren and Hella two-level LED light fitted on backstay, operated from switchboard at chart table


• Glomex amplified FM/TV aerial at top of mast

• LCD TV in saloon retracting electronically beneath cabinetry – June 2017

• Alpine Radio/CD player with speakers in saloon, aft cabin and cockpit.

• Independent volume controls for all three areas (saloon, cockpit and aft cabin)


Summary of Accommodation:

• Up to six berths in two double cabins (guest forward & master aft) with additional pipecot berth in forward cabin and settee berth in saloon

Accommodation Finish:

• All berths fitted with lee cloths

• Interior joinery in Taiwanese teak with satin varnish

• Teak doors & trim

• Teak & holly solid floors with satin varnish

• Cream upholstery (Lambada Easy Care)

• Cream vinyl headlinings throughout and on exposed hull sides where there is no teak trim

• Solid teak handrails throughout the interior for easy movement offshore

• Epoxy sealed endgrains and subflooring

• All cabin sole pieces are positive locking for offshore

• Corian countertops in galley and heads, cream

• Mosquito screens for all opening hatches and ports

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Heads:

• In forepeak area.

• Corian counters with sink.

• Four mirrored storage lockers on starboard and two large storage lockers on port.

• Electric vacuflush marine heads.

• Shower with fitted shower curtain.

• Door lockable from inside ensuite.

Forward Guest Cabin:

• Aft of ensuite heads to port.

• Full double berth 6'9" in length with housed pipecot berth above.

• Four large drawers in two rows underneath berth and four lockers above berth.

• Starboard side 2 hanging lockers and four drawers in between plus two extra lockers.

• Full-length mirror on back of door to ensuite.

• Oceanair blind over hatch with blackout and mosquito net options.

• Door to saloon lockable with key

Main Saloon:

• Solid Teak dinette to port.

• Full length starboard settee.

• All tankage in main saloon is located below the sole allowing extensive storage under all seating areas and behind the dinette and settee.

• Double walk through passageway offering optimal ventilation and movement throughout the interior.

• Slide out locker/seat on locking floor tracks with storage for added seating which locks below table when underway.

• Maximum headroom just under 7'.

• Lockers to each corner of the saloon and bookshelves and a bar unit.

• Large hull ports affording excellent outward visibility when seated, whilst the deck-saloon superstructure with side and forward windows, create a spacious and light saloon.

Navigation Station:

• Aft of saloon to port.

• Forward facing Nav Station with full size table to hold folded Admiralty charts or full size Chart Kits.

• Fast pin access to complete wiring harness and breakers.

• All instruments and systems well labeled inside and out and traced numerically.

• Major electrical breakers sited below nav station seat.

• Two drawers located in side of chart table.


• Aft of saloon to starboard, the galley is over 7' in length with a through to aft cabin offering total safety with room to brace on either tack while offshore.

• Ample cabinets, storage lockers and drawers including full length pantry for cutlery, cookware, and food storage.

• Slide out trash container with positive locking door.

• Force 10 range with 3 burners, oven and grill.

• Moveable worktop cover over stove, can be held in place behind stove or lowered to cover stove top when not in use.

• Opposite is a combination dual microwave/oven.

• Frigoboat12v Freezer/Refrigeration with separate thermostatic controls and temperature gauges. Freezer/refrigeration boxes are both top and front loading.

• Manual foot pump for fresh water.

Aft Head

• Located in walk-through from saloon to master cabin on port side.

• Corian counter with sink.

• Three large mirrored storage lockers over sink top and one large locker behind shower.

• Electric Vacuflush marine heads.

• Large mirror opposite heads.

• Shower with fitted shower curtain.

• Both doors lockable from inside ensuite.

Master Cabin

• Queen size aft berth set near centerline with split mattress and accompanying starboard side settee.

• Port side 6 drawers and shoe locker with two large storage lockers under bedside top.

• Starboard side double hanging locker.

• Port vanity with fold up lid with mirror and storage tray on centreline.

• Further stowage available under foot of owners berth.

• Hanging locker opposite foot of bed with watermaker positioned below.

• Full-length mirror on back of door to ensuite.

• Oceanair blind over hatch with blackout and mosquito net options.

• Door to galley lockable with key.



• White powder-coated Formula aluminium alloys spars - note: some high-wear areas would benefit from re-spraying

• Keel-stepped masthead-rigged spar with two sets of inline spreaders

• Stainless steel wire 1x19 rigging with fore & aft lowers, cap shrouds and split fixed-backstay

• Adjustable checkstays (can be clipped forward when staysail is not in use)

• Formula gas-strut vang adjustable from cockpit

• Walder Boombrake adjustable from cockpit

• 12vDC electric in-mast furling system with button controls in cockpit & manual handle for back-up

• Bamar MEJ 1.02 12vDC electric yankee furler with control at helm pedestal & manual handle for back-up - new motor November 2016

• Bamar C2 manual staysail furler

• Harken mainsheet system with adjustable track

• Spinlock and Lewmar jammers

• Schaefer genoa cars

• Spinnaker track on mast

• Spinnaker pole


• 2x Antal W44 2-speed self-tailing manual halyard winches mounted to mast

• 2x Antal W48 2-speed self-tailing manual staysail winches in cockpit

• 2x Antal W60 2-speed self-tailing electric genoa winches in cockpit

• 1x Antal W44 2-speed self-tailing electric (one speed with electric use) mainsheet winch in cockpit

• 1x Antal W44 2-speed self-tailing manual outhaul/vang winch at cockpit companionway


• ADINA was sponsored by North Sails and features top of the range NPL Tour Norlam Xi laminate sails - new February 2016

• In-mast furling mainsail with short leech vertical battens (Leach 15.9m, Luff 15.3m, Foot 5.65m)

• Furling genoa

• Furling staysail

• I = 18.30m / 60.04ft

• J = 5.43m / 17.81ft

• P = 15.90m / 52.16ft

• E = 5.50m / 18.04ft


• Stainless steel guardrail stanchions with twin stainless steel wire guardwires

• Side boarding gates with detachable side-boarding ladder

• Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit

• Stainless steel fishing rod holder

• Teak grabrails on main superstructure coachroof

• Stainless steel folding ladder at bathing platform

• Folding teak cockpit table with additional drinks holders

• Teak fold-down seats attached to pushpit to port & starboard

Anchoring & Mooring:

• Stainless steel foredeck fitting incorporating twin anchor rollers and deck plate

• Rocna 33kg anchor - new February 2016

• 90m of 10mm anchor chain with plastic markers every 10m up to 60m

• Galvanised Delta anchor

• 10m of 10mm anchor chain plus 2x 50m nylon warps for second anchor or as long shorelines

• Maxwell 2200 2.2kw 12vDC reversing anchor windlass with deck buttons

• Maxwell Auto Anchor AA560 cockpit windlass control with digital chain-counter

• Full compliment of warps & fenders

• Saltwater pressurised anchor/deck wash

• Stainless steel mooring cleats - single set aft, twin sets midships and fore

Covers & Canvas:

• Beige Sunbrella canvas sprayhood (new February 2016) with stainless steel frame and grabrail

• Beige Sunbrella canvas bimini (new February 2016) and cockpit tent (original) with stainless steel frame independent of sprayhood, can be folded back

• New Sunbrella canvas cover for helm pedestal, wheel and cockpit table

• Beige Sunbrella canvas cockpit seat cushions & matching back cushions

• Beige Sunbrella canvas winch covers for all vertically mounted winches

• Heavy-weight cream fabric cover for saloon table


Navigation Lights:

• Navigation lights with LED tri-colour head, steaming lights, running lights and deck flood lights


• Echomax passive radar reflector

• 406Mhz Simrad EPIRB (Auto) on instrument binnacle

• DSB 6-man canister liferaft with cradle integral to pushpit - Service – Spring 2017

• 2x Lifebuoys (new January 2017) each with Apollo flashing lifebuoy light and whistle

• KIM Man Overboard Rescue Sling

• Trem security rope / throwing line

• 2x deck lifelines

• Stainless steel davit for lifting outboard or MOB recovery mounted on starboard aft quarter

• Fuel alarm

• High bilge level alarm

• Gas solenoid switch

Fire control:

• Firebuoy engine-room auto-fire extinguisher control/alarm at helm

• Automatic fire-extinguisher in engine bay

• Manual fire extinguishers in each cabin & saloon

• Fire blanket in galley

• Smoke detectors in cabin and engine spaces

• Carbon monoxide detector in engine space


• Assorted spares for onboard equipment, logged in spreadsheet

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Comments and Reviews


Form and function combine with the keen eye and steady hand of renowned designer German Frers to produce this “must-see” cruising yacht. A true watertight collision bulkhead forward and another aft define the 46 as a serious offshore yacht.

But it gets even better. Step below into a world of refined elegance, beautifully hand-finished teak furniture, splendid totally private comfort for two couples, plus room for up to three additional guests. Abundant storage, unsurpassed electrical and mechanical systems. Top-shelf hardware in every application. A fantastic seagoing galley worthy of a much larger yacht.

In addition to a commanding specification that has been refined by thousands of miles at sea and the invaluable input of our many yacht owners, the Hylas 46 sparkles with a confident profile, a robust and modern sail plan, and a generous beam that carries well aft to provide both excellent stability and more interior volume than other yachts, all in just 46 feet.


Cruising World Review:
“The Hylas 46 comes with extensive standard equipment and an abundance of top quality name brand gear. I deem her a ‘must see’ for any serious cruiser.” “Certainly worth noting, the Hylas 46 gets “electrical panel award of the year” both for access to wiring and superb quality of its installation.” “The Hylas 46 is also notable for an interior comfortable enough to border on plush and systems hard to beat for their meticulous installations.” “There is excellent (engine) access at the front with further access through panels on three sides… the plumbing and thru hulls are meticulously labelled and easy to reach” “This is classic German Frers…”

Perry Design Review:
“The people at Hylas have brought us a series of cruising yachts drawn by German Frers and built at the Queen Long yard in Taiwan. I always liked the clean and modern styling of this yard’s detailing. They’ve never built one of my designs, but I always wished they would.

Frers has one of the best eyes in the business, and his track record – from Maxis to Grand Prix racers – speaks for itself. This new Hylas is an effort to update the line and build on the center-cockpit concept.

At first glance at the profile you can see the effect of today’s emphasis on sailing length. Overhangs forward and aft have been eroded away to a DWL of 39 feet and a D/L of 196. This 46-footer has an L/B ratio of 3.36. It’s a very attractive hull shape with a pronounced forefoot knuckle at the cutwater and an even distribution of rocker fore and aft.

The rudder is a partially balanced spade with a small fractional skeg, which allows for a lower bearing for strength. The Hylas 46 has staterooms for two couples, with additional sleeping space available on the main cabin settees… The Hylas also has two heads and each has an adjoining shower stall.

Note also that the Hylas has moved the head forward of the berth in what we usually call a Pullman-style double forward. The shape of the bow severely limits how far forward you can push the head, with the result being that, in this model, you get a big forepeak.

On deck there are unusually wide side decks: a feature that I like. Excessively wide cabin trunks can and do create the feeling of airiness and space below; but they inhibit side deck width and put undue pressure on sheet leads and deck arrangements in general.

You can trust that German Frers would not give you a slug. This boat has the numbers and the pedigree to give it good performance. Aesthetically, center-cockpit boats under 50 feet are a challenge, but this one is okay… I do like the sexy hull shape; and it is for this reason alone I think the new Hylas 46 will make some of its competition look dated.”

Lying: Solent UK.

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